Dave’s Comedy Society: Live is back with another extraordinary night of prestigious stand-up comedy and variety at the Bloomsbury Theatre in Euston on June 14th. The best comedy London town has to offer with one hell of a line-up! We’ve got one of the UK’s most prolific comedians, the critically acclaimed Richard Herring headlining; Jarred Christmas, one of the most talented comedy performers on the circuit; the most exciting sketch group in the country Late Night Gimp Fight; and multi-award winning stand up comedian, Carl Donnelly comparing. There’ll be dressing up boxes, old-fashioned photography, and a man on a penny farthing. Comedy as only Dave knows how. Moustaches optional.
Richard Herring is an Edinburgh Fringe veteran whose cult status was elevated by television stardom in the 1990s as one half of Lee and Herring. His live performances have enjoyed mass critical acclaim, including his one-man Edinburgh shows Talking Cock, Someone Likes Yoghurt, Ménage a Un, Oh Fuck I’m 40 and The Headmaster’s Son. He’s also a highly accomplished writer and performer, penning and appearing in several critically acclaimed plays including Punk’s Not Dead and Excavating Rita. Recent television appearances include Genius (BBC Two), Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two).
One thing’s for sure, you aren’t going to fall asleep when Jarred Christmas is on stage – he’ll bound onto the stage looking like an Elvis impersonator on his day off and he’ll keep you entertained from the word go. Recent television appearances include Mock the Week (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) Argumental (Dave) and Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave). With 3 sell-out Edinburgh Festival shows and 10 years performing on the best comedy circuits in the world, Jarred takes the audience on a hilarious thrill ride of laughs and gasps with an edge of anger that manifests itself in his incredible rants against the small things in our lives.
Late Night Gimp Fight – the most exciting new sketch group in the country: winners of the ChortlAward for best sketch show 2011; and Edinburgh Comedy Awards best newcomer nominee 2010, offer sublimely irreverent, carefully crafted skits that are unapologetic in their silliness. There will be fast-paced, dark and off-the-wall sketches and tightly choreographed musical set-pieces.
Carl Donnelly, multi-award winning stand-up comedian from London, is the compare for the evening so prepare to be amazed by his sharp comedic timing and his incredible ability to turn the seemingly mundane existence of the 21st-century slacker into gripping, unmissable stand-up. Carl has recently appeared on such shows as Mock The Week (BBC), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC 3) and Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave).